Measuring With a Ruler

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When it comes to using a ruler, how does your class measure up? Find out with this simple measurement instructional activity that asks children to determine the lengths of common, everyday items to the nearest half inch.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Use this worksheet as an in-class or homework assignment during an elementary lesson series on measuring length
  • Extend the activity by having students measure the lengths using different units
  • Further extend the activity by having the class use actual rulers to measure the lengths of different classroom items
  • Includes pictures of four different objects of varying lengths
  • Each object on the worksheet is lined up next to a picture of a ruler, supporting students with making accurate measurements
  • An answer key is included with the worksheet
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